Ridley’s Believe It Or Not For November 14, 2017 In Vegas the house always win but the diversity lottery with chain immigration the citizens betting on jobs and security always lose as the Trump Administration revealed that 6 terrorists (6 too many) were admitted to the U.S. via the diversity lottery and 30,000 were admitted from countries that are designated state sponsors of terror (the program should be ended immediately); last night only 3 Dolphins took a knee and maybe God also looking down was like most of the fans disgusted especially with all the men and women in uniform present and the Panthers destroyed the Dolphins 45-21 with McCaffrey scoring two touchdowns; tragic news out of Red Bluff, California as a shooter shot up multiple locations including an elementary school, leaving in total 5 dead including the shooter and wounding ten including two children (the neighbor told reporters the shooter was acting crazy and shooting large number of rounds and evidently did not call the police even after being threatened and having his truck stolen); still smarting from spiking the story on Harvey Weinstein’s predatory sexual practices, NBC acted quickly to dismiss Matt Zimmerman, Senior Vice President Booking, for inappropriate behavior with women (time for men in power in entertainment and media to send their reptilian brains to a cold shower); Jeff Sessions was grilled by Democrats over his prior testimony to the Senate involving contact with Russians while Reds focused on the need to investigate allegations of quid pro quo involving HJC, the Uranium One Deal, Comey’s and Lynch’s obstruction of justice and the false anti-Trump dossier using Russian false information that was used to create the special counsel and justify illegal interception of communications by the Trump Transition Team and Trump supporters (no wonder Americans are fed up with the politicalization of their government and wonder why Mueller’s witch-hunt has not been shut down); while NFL players albeit in smaller numbers are kneeling in disrespect of the flag those in uniform are bleeding and dying for, no wonder the Army is having difficulty filling its recruitment quotas and has lowered its standards to allow recruits with mental and addiction issues; to the dismay of many hunters, Arby’s has brought back the deer steak sandwich involving venison procured from deer farms in New Zealand; almost a stuck record or a gruesome remake of Groundhog Day, Chicago style, the carnage in Chicago continued unabated with total shootings by mostly minorities against mostly minorities in 2017 through November 12 increasing to 3243 of whom 564 have died while nothing is being done to hinder or prevent the killings of minorities by minorities.
As always, I hope you enjoy today’s holidays and observances, a music link to Chris Brown, factoids of interest for this day in history, hoping you can deal with issues in a lambent manner, a relevant quote from Sherri Shepherd on how to deal with diabetes, secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable events like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details.
1. World Diabetes Day—observed since 1991 and created by the International Diabetes Foundation to promote awareness of the need for diet and exercise to control the epidemic like increases in Type II Diabetes which sadly if one looks and the growing trend of obesity in this country and many developed countries is not going well. The day also promotes the need for research in the cause and cure of Type I diabetes which although not preventable today is manageable with improved delivery systems of insulin and diet.
2. Operating Room Nurses Day—commemorating and honoring the contributions of the nurses in the care of patients before, during and after surgery; from experience one of the great sources of satisfaction after being put under anesthetics to wake up to the sound of a nurse’s voice feeling no pain and covered with a warm blanket. The day stems from the proclamation of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad creating the day on November 14, 1989.
3. 2007 Number One Song—the number one song in 2007 on a run of 3 weeks in that position was “Kiss Kiss” by Chris Brown. Here is a recording of the song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eNII9PDlFJ0
4. Word of the Day—today’s word of the day is “lambent” which describes the act of dealing lightly and gracefully with a subject which is rarely seen in the take no prisoners, my way or the highway mentality of the partisan denizens of the Swamp.
5. Tough Guys Aren’t Tough Enough—celebrating the birth on this day in 1904 of multitalented Dick Powell, noted actor, singer, director, and studio head who was the first to play Phillip Marlow and was at ease on the silver screen and TV. But like many chain smokers of his era he died way too early on January 2, 1963.
On this day in:
a. 1886 Freidrich Sonnecken developed the hole puncher, a usual office for filing papers in binders and feature on Google’s home page today.
b. 1922 the British Broadcasting Company began radio broadcasting in the United Kingdom.
c. 1967 American physicist Theodore Maiman received a patent of his ruby laser, the world’s first laser.
d. 1995 Republicans and Democrats in Congress could not agree on an increase of the national debt ceiling, forcing the government to shut down museums and national parks and operate its agencies with significantly reduced staffs until it reopened for business as bloated as usual 5 days later instead of continuing operations with a reduced staff.
e. 2001 with American assistance on the ground and in the air, the Northern Alliance drove the Taliban out of the capital of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Reflections on how to avoid Type II diabetes and how to beat it if one comes down with it:“ I am a type-2 diabetic, and they took me off medication simply because I ate right and exercised. Diabetes is not like a cancer, where you go in for chemo and radiation. You can change a lot through a basic changing of habits.” Sherri Shepherd, noted comedian and TV personality who is a Type II diabetic. Please enjoy the poems on events of interest on my twitter account below (if you like them, retweet and follow me) and follow my blogs. Always good, incisive and entertaining poems on my blogs—click on the links below. Go to www.alaskanpoet.blogspot.com for Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—This Day in History, poems to inspire, touch, emote, elate and enjoy and poems on breaking news items of importance or go to Ridley's Believe It Or Not for just This Day in History.
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